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Posted On: 19 November 2022 01:23 pm
Updated On: 19 November 2022 02:24 pm

FIFA president Gianni Infantino disagrees with criticisms against Qatar

Tracy Quirino
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Fifa president gianni infantino holds press conference before the world cup

Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported that FIFA president Gianni Infantino held a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) a day before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

In a series of tweets, QNA reports the statements made by the FIFA president. Below are what Gianni Infantino has said as tweeted by QNA:

"Qatar has made significant progress in defending workers' rights and turned into a role model for tolerance."
"Qatar will represent the best version of the World Cup in history...and I am proud of everyone who contributed to this event."
"Qatar provides job opportunities for everyone who comes to it seeking a better life, and their income enables them to assist their families back home."
"Europe is acting hypocritically when evaluating working conditions around the world... And before instructing others, Europeans should apologize."
"The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) is concerned with labor issues and human rights... Working circumstances in Qatar are superior to those for European immigrants."
"Qatar welcomed employees from all over the world, While Europe was shutting its doors."
"As a sovereign nation, #Qatar does not require recommendations or outside assistance regarding workers' rights."
"We will sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Labor Organization Secretary-General, and employees will be given access to a permanent office in Qatar."
"Europe should stop the criticism and focus on improving its migrants conditions."
"Every decision taken during this edition of World Cup is a joint resolution between Qatar and FIFA."
"If the world is investing in the World Cup in Qatar, this is due to their confidence in FIFA's continuous reform and their confidence in Qatar as well."
"Everyone should establish a constructive partnership and come to terms with each other."
"FIFA has a legacy fund for Qatar Championship 2022, and part of it will be used to educate the workers' children in developing countries."
"The biggest legacy of World Cup will be the introduction of the Arab and Islamic worlds to the West."
"Compared to previous years, the cost of the broadcast rights for World Cup in Qatar increased by $200 million."
"Everything is beautiful in Qatar; everyone will be happy here. The country welcomes visitors from all countries, regardless of their orientations. I am confident that Qatar World Cup will be the best."

Source and cover image credit: QNA